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to what could be a turning point for america and our involvement in syria. tonight, violent new clashes erupting right where the alleged chemical weapons attacks took place this week. and this evening a haunting new number. one million children sent fleeing from the violence, without homes, some of them ripped from their parents. that's the equivalent of all the children in boston and los angeles combined. tonight it's what the president is now saying about those alleged chemical attacks that signals america might soon be involved. abc's martha raddatz in the region on what it was the president said. >> reporter: these are the images that have had the white house huddled in marathon meetings. the suspected chemical attack, syrian women, children, estimates ranging upward of 1,000 killed. >> what we've seen indicates this is clearly a big event of grave concern. >> reporter: speaking to cnn, the president raising the stakes. >> that starts getting to some core national interests that the united states has. >> reporter: syria's chaos. its chemical weapons and its breeding of terror, a thr
in my power to make sure this law works as it's supposed to. because in the united states of america, health insurance isn't a privilege, it's your right. and we're going to keep it that way. >> the number one concern of americans is obamacare. >> obama and the democrats have turned the american people, particularly when it comes to health care, into servants of government. >> the american people wanted health care reform because they wanted affordable care. and what we're seeing under this health care law is that the cost of care is actually going up. >> because in the united states of america, health insurance isn't a privilege, it's your right. >> there are many conservatives standing up and saying, look, obamacare is going to be a disaster for the country. >> because in the united states of america, health insurance isn't a privilege, it's your right. >> as i travel around kentucky and around the country, people come up to me and say stand firm, stand up, try to stop this monstrosity, it's going to be bad for the country. >> i can tell you there was a popular physician at my town
to work. how would dr. king see the current racial situation in america? >> it took guts to do that then. and it's going to take guts to finish the job now. >> it is the collapse of the traditional family that is wreaking havoc in the african-american community. >> i stand here today in this sacred place in my father's footsteps. >> the other issue is racial profile acvoter identification requirements. while somewhat important are essentially a sideshow, a sideshow. a sideshow. >> stand tall in your community. fight for diversity. understand its strength. >> sideshow. >> you've got to stand up, speak up, speak out. and get in the way! make some noise! >> and i don't think our society will rise to its full maturity until we come to see that the men are made to live together as brothers. >> sideshow. if dr. king were alive today, i believe he would be brokenhearted about what has happened to the traditional famil family. >> good to have you with us tonight. thanks for watching "the ed show" right here 5:00 monday through friday. chris matthews is at 7:00. stick around to watch his show. bi
>> because in the united states of america, health insurance isn't a privilege, it's your right. >> there are many conservatives standing up and saying, look, obamacare is going to be a disaster for the country. >> because in the united states of america, health insurance isn't a privilege, it's your right. >> as i travel around kentucky and around the country, people come up to me and say stand firm, stand up, try to stop this monstrosity, it's going to be bad for the country. >> i can tell you there was a popular physician at my town hall that obamacare shouldn't go forward. >> the fast majority of the american people oppose this plan, they don't want obamacare. >> i'm going to do everything in my power to make sure this law works as it's supposed to because in the united states of america, health insurance isn't a privilege, it's your right, and we're going to keep it this way. >> apparently former congressman allan west isn't impressed about what the president said about health insurance being a right. he calls president obama, quote, a very dangerous threat to the very exis
. >>> made in america, david muir takes us to meet the workers who just created the first smart phone made here at home. their new ideas and their promise that america is back. >> made in america! >>> good evening. today we all stopped to watch an incredible human drama in a cleveland courtroom. a tiny woman, a survivor, summoning the powering strength to stare down the man who had abused her for 11 years. when she finished in the bizarre turn, the kidnapper blamed his victims and insisted he was not a monster. he was somehow misunderstood. abc's alex perez takes us through the stunning showdown. >> reporter: she was his first victim, enduring 11 long years of abuse and torture. today michelle knight stood tall hugged those around her and faced down the man who held her captive. >> day turned into night, night turned into day. years turned into eternity. i knew nobody cared about me. he told me that my family didn't care. >> reporter: knight was 21 years old when castro lured her in with promises of a puppy for her son. amanda berry 16 when she was abducted. today she's 27. gina dejesus wa
in america's plans. abc's muhammad lila who covers this region has all of it for us from cairo tonight. >> reporter: it's striking terror into the heart of egypt's christian community. dozens of churches attacked, some accusing christians of siding with the military. an angry mob bursts through the gates, others looted, stories of nuns escaping out the back door. we spoke to one woman, her church doused in gasoline. >> it's completely black. statues and paintings are on the ground mostly. tinted glass, it is heartbreaking. >> reporter: others fearful it's not over. >> i'm scared for my friends, for my christian friends. this is our lives. >> reporter: today president obama weighing in. >> we call on those who are protesting to do so peacefully and condemn the attacks we've seen by protestors including on churches. >> reporter: in the wake of the military's bloody crackdown, with more than 600 dead, obama cancelled a joint military exercise but didn't stop the flow of $1.3 billion america gives egypt every year. despite the bloodshed, egypt is seen as too important to the u.s., helping
america goes a long way to distinguish between radical islam and islam. >> are you making innocent americans out to be a villain right now? >> i said america goes a long way to make a distinction between radical islamist and muslims. >> are you veillainiz izizing t with this broadcast. these people are not radical islamists. these are innocent americans practicing their constitutional liberties, brother. >> i think on that day -- what what do you think? >> i haven't met a muslim that isn't offended by the exploitation of 9/11. they call this the muslim march against fear when muslims should march on ft. hood trial this week to demand for the death penalty. they should be protesting at the embassies of the saudi arabia embassy, iranian embassy and protesting all of the churches that are being burned by the muslim brotherhood and if you look at the greatest security threat to the world, it's radical muslims from within our house but you think it's appropriate to emphasize our fear in the country that gives us freedom. the march should be called how to radicalize muslims in one march.
. on the record tracking town halls across america this week and this is new video out of dallas tonight where people on both sides of the issue are not happy. senator cruse joining jim demint sweeping across the nation. >> it is killing jobs and causing more and more people not to be hired. it is causing health insurance premiums to skyrocket. obama care was being debated, president obama promised the american people who said by the end of my first term, the average family's health insurance premiums will drop by $2500. >> after texas, senator ted cruse and former senator jim demint heading to florida, to tennessee, alabama, indiana and ohio and pennsylvania. you can see how many people are fed up. karl rove joins us. good evening, sir. >> good evening. >> i have to tell you that tonight what we're hearing out of dallas, there are protesters on both sides. the "washington post" saying hecklers confronting ted cruse at the town hall meeting and in response his people yelling usa, usa as the hecklers heckle him. this issue is not going away, is it? >> no. look, this very bad law with huge horri
, this point in time for america to start to lead -- this president to lead. to come before congress and get the approval of congress to do this, he should be able to make this case, i think if he tries to make it, he'll get the boot from congress. >> thank you for being with us. appreciate it, joining me with reaction to this developing story. ann coulter is with us. two big questions i have here. if they're not going for regime change, we have two big questions before us, number one, we have the israelis. now, if iran and syria are saying if they get a cruise missile attack, they're going to attack israel. is the president prepared to defend them? >> no. >> and number two. >> let's start with that one. >> wait a minute. we have to consider that. and what's the point then of lobbying missiles -- >> it's very depressing talking about foreign policy, whenever a democrat is president, because they don't care about america's national intraspective. that should be the only concern the man makes -- by the way, i don't think the president does have to go to congress to bomb someone. he's the comma
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've heard this kind of talk before. but america is a different country. voters are rejecting 40 years of gop scare tactics. voters are supporting the obama administration's move to end severe mandatory sentences for low-level nonviolent drug offenders. of course, over at fox, they don't get it. >> they're not pot smokers. they're not pill poppers. >> wait a second. 50%. but the thing, what if the kid has a drug problem? >> then you get the kid to rehab or lock him in the basement or do what you have to do. that's what parents do. >> who thinks that one of these elderly people who have been in prison for a mandatory minimum sentence, that they're going to get out and they're not going to be on public assistance? of course they are. >> so we should keep people in prison to keep them off public aid? we should just lock up people with drug problems. this kind of demonizing and fearmongering is really nothing new for the right. it goes all the way back to president richard nixon. >> america's public enemy number one in the united states is drug abuse. in order to fight and defeat this enemy, it i
tonight, gasoline prices and how much it costs to fill your tank. the average price of gas in america dropped to 3.56 for a gallon of regular. that's down 7 cents in one week. the prices also 16 cents lower than this time last year. >>> and if you're planning a car trip, tonight something to give you second thoughts about taking your pet for a ride. a new crash test shows just how dangerous it is even if your dog is strapped in tight, abc's david kerley with the jarring results. >> reporter: there isn't a lot that makes a dog happier than lapping up the wind out a car window. more and more owners, though, worried about their pet safety are using restraints. but are they safe? look at this crash test dummy dog and how the restraint breaks when the brakes are slammed on. >> lot of these are failing? >> lot of them are failing. >> reporter: for the last several months the center iii fete safety using a third party test lab to see thousand restraints on the market actually work. a dummy dog wearing several different versions. the research is being funded by the car company subaru. one hal
good, go, see you. two americas, a connected one and a nonconnected one. i think people are getting so rang angry about it. >> we are going to have more on that from a different angle. see if the viewers can figure it out. some celebrities are using popularity -- bob is okay. they are pushing causes that say they care about. matt damon being criticized for not practicing what he preaches when it comes to education. that discussion when "the five" comes back. ♪ (tires screeching) red hot deal days are back. (alarm beeping) stop foro one. what? it's red hot deal days. get $100 off the samsung galaxy note ii with features like pop-up play. lets you use any app while watching video. or use the s pen for hand-written notes. just $199.99. hurry in, sale ends august 11th. getting the best back to school deals. that's powerful. verizon. 'm michelle. and we own the paper cottage. it's a stationery and gifts store. anything we purchase for the paper cottage goes on our ink card. so you can manage your business expenses and access them online instantly with the game changing app from ink. we di
to what is. >>> the following limited commercial presentation is made possible by bank of america. >>> as dawn broke on washington, d.c., 50 years ago today, no one knew what to expect. dr. martin luther king, junior had been up most of the night in his room writing and rewriting the speech he was to give that day, though the most sub lime passage would never appear on that page. the earliest press reports that morning suggested that only about 25,000 people would show up. organizers of the march on washington for jobs and freedom were nervous. putting out fires, working behind the scenes to keep the collision behind the march in tact and preparing to channel the sea of humanity that they hoped to call forth. and then the buses and the trains came, and the people came with them by the thousands. and by that afternoon, more than 200,000 people, black and white spread out before the shadow of the great emancipator, disciplined and skeweding the spirit of solidarity. they listened to speakers one by one who called the nation to meet the demands that justice placed upon it, and about
. tonight's lead, the dream lives on 50 years after dr. martin luther king jr. inspired the nation. america's first african-american president reminded us -- reminded all of us that today's economic inequities mean there's still much more work to do. i was there for the day's commemoration as some 100,000 people gathered to hear more than 200 speakers. everyone from former presidents, carter and clinton, to activists and civil rights leaders. at points there was a spontaneous song. >> i don't know about you, b bbu but -- ♪ i woke up with my mind stayed on freedom ♪ >> and even celebrities joined in echoing dr. king's words. >> and as the bells toll today at 3:00, let us ask ourselves how will the dream live on in me and you and all of us? >> and those bells did toll. on the national mall and all over the country, they rang to commemorate dr. king's call to let freedom ring. and then on the very same steps from which dr. king addressed the country decades earlier, president obama brought the point of today home. today is not just about commemorating the dream, but advancing it. because t
. >>> later, made in america, a label that's been disappearing lately, but a new movie is highlighting companies that are keeping jobs right here in the united states. i'll talk with the film's director. >>> about next i'm taking your questions on "ask ed live" my favorite segment coming up. i think farmers care more about the land than probably anyone else. we've had this farm for 30 years. we raise black and red angus cattle. we also produce natural gas. that's how we make our living and that's how we can pass the land and water back to future generations. people should make up their own mind what's best for them. all i can say is it has worked well for us. she loves a lot of it's what you love about her. but your erectile dysfunction - that could be a question of blood flow. cialis tadalafil for daily use helps you be ready anytime the moment's right. you can be more confident in your ability to be ready. and the same cialis is the only daily ed tablet approved to treat ed and symptoms of bph, like needing to go frequently or urgently. tell your doctor about all your medical conditi
in the shadow of america's complicated racial history, new dreams are giving way. >> i have a dream that one day 16-year-old kids don't have to worry about being killed when they're walking home from 7-elevening. >> i have a dream that the african-american story will become a story of the world. >> that dr. king's dream, his legacy will never be forgotten. >> reporter: now the actual anniversary is on wednesday. on that day, president obama will deliver a speech from the steps of the lincoln memorial, the same exact spot that dr. martin luther king delivered his "i have a dream" speech 50 years ago. lester? >> nbc's kristen welker in washington, thanks. >>> nbc wants to hear from you share your dream with your fellow americans. simply record a short video saying "i have a dream that," and fill in the blank. post it on twitter and facebook using #dreamday, and let your voice be heard. and this program note tomorrow, "meet the press" will rebroadcast an hour-long interview with dr. king recorded august 25th, 1963, three days before the "i have a dream" speech. second hour with host david gregory w
and -- >> the constitution of the united states of america. >> undermining the rule of law. >> this is the law. this is the law of the land that was passed in a democratic process. >> what the president has done is not in this law. the president does not have -- >> what is this? >> the article 2, section 3 of the constitution says the president will faithfully implement the law, not change the deadlines for the law or pick and choose which parts of the law he executes. and that is what this president -- >> that's a big discussion. >> that is a big discussion for another -- a separate discussion for another night. >> very bad for business. thank you so much, as well, a real pleasure. >> my pleasure. >> a new study says about half the people who right now pay for their own health insurance will qualify for federal tax credits under obama care. the rest of the people will likely have to pay more than they are already. remember what mitt romney said? >> 47% of the people who vote for the president no matter what, there are 47% who are with him, who are dependent upon him, who believes they're vict
here tonight. and let me begin by saying that we really don't have a health care crisis in america. you hear that all of the time. we have a health care crisis. no, we don't. we have a health crisis. people from all over the world come here for health care, don't they in why? we have good health care system. what we don't have is a nation of healthy people. and the result is the costs are out of control. so what we are going to do tonight, begin to talk about what we need to do to make the positive changes. and by the way, one of the challenges from the obama care from the beginning, it is not a health care reform system. it is an insurance program. that's what it is. it is an insurance program. and i want you to think about that. making people covered. and having them is a depend thing. having car insurance would give you more a gallon. and if you had life insurance you would never do i. having insurance may only give you greater access to the doctor and the real issue is addressing the fact that we are a nation that is pretty sick. 80 percent about 80 percent of the health care costs
of the top production companies in hollywood. today it is a winner. how about going forward? abe of america intern died after pulling several all nighters. how many hours some of the junior players are asked to work. charlie gasparino on this story. we will be right back. ♪ mantra? always go the extra mile. to treat my low testosterone, i did my research. my doctor and i went with axiron, the only underarm low t treatment. axiron can restore t levels to normal in about 2 weeks in most men. axiron is not for use in women or anyone younger than 18 or men with prostate or breast cancer. women, especially those who are or who may become pregnant and children should avoid contact where axiron is applied as uneected signs of puberty in children or changes in body hair or increased acne in women may occur. report these symptoms to your doctor. tell your doctor about all medical conditions and meditions. serious side effects could include increased risk of prostate cancer; worsening prostate symptom decreased sperm count; ankle, feet or body swelling; enlarg or painful breasts; problems breathing
a massive outbreak of measles in america. well, some people are blaming some christian teachings. >>> and a montana teacher is convicted of raping a 14-year-old student. why did the teacher only get 30 days in jail? days in jail? >>> let's go "outfront." -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >p >>> "outfront>>> "outfrn drumbep drumbeat to wdrurn drumbep drumbeat to wdrum louder. wall street suffered its worst day since june as the obama administration clearly laid the groundwork for a possible military strike on syria. >> there's no doubt who is responsible for this heinous use of chemical weapons in syria. the syrian regime. the president believes and i believe that those who use chemical weapons against defenseless men, women and children should and must be held accountable. >> market analyst todd schoenberger is "outfront" with us tonight. thank you for being here. how much of the drumbeat you heard from the vice president and the president and the administration about oil in the region? >> quite a bit because it's a grave concern for everybody at wall street. it was top of mi
america. >> remember back in 2009 the u.s. unilaterally broke our security agreement at the behest of russia? what has that gotten us? >> i remember the headlines, that said "betrayed". the poland and czechs learned that if we stand up with the united states we are not going to stand with them. we aren't strong, we around bold. when you negotiate with the former kgb, you want to be the dominant personality, those two things are very important. it is going to be hard to talk about letting snowden into the united states. putin looks into the eyes of barack obama. if there was a strong personality there, and someone who was willing to put out a strategy, he would react to that. i see the hand that he is playing. >> senator, isn't it em bar rasing to see him suck up to him the way that he has? >> i think so. >> i think it is. >> senator? >> once he started his administration on the apology tour. he is looking for the love of the world when we need respect. we need to show that we are the world's leader. then russia would start respecting us. we need to start encouraging nato expansion.
in america. it's increasingly in the suburbs. if you look at polls out recently, four out of five of adults in this country will in this country at some point struggle with poverty, possibly have to accept food stamps. so this -- i think sometimes some people sort of focus on this old idea of poverty that it's in certain areas, in the inner city. i think we have ronald reagan in many ways to thank for that consistent image about poverty and about people who are poor and taking advantage of the system. it's just not true. poverty is much more widespread. it crosses much more demographics racially than it has in many, many years. and it's very sad. i think you're going to see somebody like cory booker who looks like he will be the negotiation senator from new jersey, he is somebody who wants to come in and really talk about the poverty. the democratic party i think for many years have not wanted to talk about poverty. and it looks like along with folks like karen bass and cory booker, they're going to have these champions to talk about poverty. >> well, you know, i've been around the country,
tonight. >>> good evening to all of you. we begin tonight with a big question about the safety of america's streets and what police say they need to keep law and order. the tactic is called stop and frisk. today, a judge dealt a major blow, saying it could open the door to racism. tonight police are fighting back. abc's pierre thomas takes us into the heart of the battle. >> reporter: encounters like this that have fueled the furry. minorities claiming they are routinely targeted by the nypd stop and frisk program in blatant racial profile. this man said it happened to him. >> i remember them banging my head into this. >> reporter: he told abc's bill weir it's hapg too often. >> reporter: how many times have you been stopped and frisked? >> seven times. >> you're hold old. >> 17. >> reporter: today a federal judge ruled that they've been engaging in discrimination by encouraging officers to search those they deem suspicious. blacks and latinos make up 52% of the population. 84% of those stopped by police were black and latino males. the men who brought the suit against the city spoke of j
elected. i wanted to do health care. >> here in america, in the wealthiest nation on earth, no illness or accident should lead to any family's financial ruin. >> you need to pay attention to what's happening in your backyard. >> defund obama care. >> defund obama care sue repeal obama care. ♪ ♪ i want it now, i want it all >> i wanted to do health care because i knew it could change the country and i knew it could help people. >> we see this coming. just like the tie tannic. >> on the ship we're going to die. >> are you saying that society should let him die? >> no. >> there are 47% of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. all right? there are 47% who are with him who are -- who believe that they are victims. >> that's who the republicans are. we shouldn't be talking about infrastructure investment, investment in education, investment in workers and going round two on health care. >> i want to repeal the law of the land. is that clear. >> we will not back down from that fight. >> i've been very proud to do that. ♪ >> let's go. let's hit the road. >> good to h
, america, wake up. we cannot stop and we will not and cannot be patient. >> you cannot stand by. you cannot sit down. you've got to stand up, speak up, speak out, and get in the way. make some noise! >> much grief as we give congress, it's amazing that it is john lewis is still a member of the institution. lonny bunch founder of the national museum of african-american history and culture which will be completed in 2015 on the national mall in washington. pulitzer prize winning taylor branch, the author of the landmark history of the civil rights movement, america in the king years. his most recent book, the king years, is now available in paperback and i assume download as well. we say paperback. in these days, can you get it on the download itself. let me start with you, you're in the middle of trying to build a museum appropriate for the african-american legacy, the importance of the march on washington. an entire wing? how important is it in the legacy as you're building this? >> the march on washington is one of the key moments in african-american history, in american history. so our go
and the pursuit of happiness. it's obvious today that america has defaultsed on this promissory note in so far as her citizens of colors are concerned. although black americans had been given a bad check, it had come back marked insufficient funds, he had refused to believe that there are insufficient funds in the great vaults of opportunity in this nation. he said, we have come to cash this check. we think of that speech and that march as a singular event. and there is in fact nothing like it in our history. but it is less of a pillar and more like a peak, it is a summit that was reached. it was a moment in an ongoing movement that was well underway and not nearly over by the time that happened. and that march, and that speech like the campaign to desegregate the northwood theater in baltimore, and those protests with the terrifying consequences in america's georgia, that march was a tactic dreamed up in realtime by real imperfect people working together as a body in motion making incremental decisions about what to do next. about what might work. when we come back, we will be joined by the m
to diminish health care across america. >> just to follow up on that, you can't talk about elections, but you can talk about your party, that's what you do at the heritage foundation. house speaker john boehner also isn't too enthralled with your idea that obamacare be defunded. >> the heritage foundation doesn't represent republicans or democrats. >> you personally, what do you think? >> what we think is obamacare is clearly a law that's going to hurt the american people. the president is not going to implement it fairly. we're saying this thing should be defunded, it should not go forward, the president is arbitrarily implementimenting t. >> governor dean, i want to play something that senator dean said about obama's vice president. >> it was the best decision that i ever made politically because i love this guy. because he's got heart, and he cares for his people and he fights for what he believes in. and he's got some scranton in him. >> that sounds like a soft endorsement looking ahead to 2016. would the door still be open for joe biden to run and not hillary clinton? >> let me get a lit
america's national security agency cracked the code of the united nations' internal video conferencing network last year. that led to the significant jump in the nsa's reporting on the u.n. a u.n. spokesman says the bugging violates international agreements. they say they will not respond to the documents and that the u.s. engages in the same intelligence gathering activities as other nations. >>> the keystone pipeline decision could be pushed back to 2014. however, a published report is dispute thad an inspector general's inquiry into a possible conflict of interest involving a contractor is holding things up. they don't deny the potential delay. >>> still ahead -- is america running out of doctors? first, how the veterans administration actually encourages employees to take the easy way out at the veterans' expense. i'm angela, and i didn't think i could quit smoking but chantix helped me do it. i told my doctor i think i'm... i'm ready. [ male announcer ] along with support, chantix (varenicline) is proven to help people quit smoking. it reduces the urge to smoke. i knew that i coul
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about you from your phone calls and e-mails. >>> hidden america, the death of "glee's" cory monteith uncovering shocking news about a killer drug soaring in popularity. >>> consumer alert, the vanishing grave yard of cars, casualties of hurricane sandy now out for sale everywhere. how can you spot one before you buy it. >> good evening. america's favorite past-time is about to be rocked. abc news has learned that major league baseball officials have given the players' union a blacklist, the players it intends to punish for using performance-enhancing drugs. it includes some of the game's super stars. right at the top, alex rodriguez of the yankees, the highest paid player in baseball history. tonight the targeted players are being advised about their rights and their options as the league announced suspensions that will make history and shake the game. abc's paula faris is here. these suspensions could come right away. >> abc news has learned any moment now one of the biggest crack downs in baseball could hit. today all eyes were on the highest paid player in the game's history. faci
. america is ready to get smart on crime. joining me now is new york congressman hakeem jeffries, representing the boroughs of brooklyn and queens. he is on a congressional task force, looking at overcriminalization in america. and barbara arnwine, president of the lawyers committee for civil rights. thank you both for joining me. >> thank you, rev. >> thank you. >> congressman, let me go to you first. what is your reaction to the news that new york officials will begin appealing this stop and frisk ruling tomorrow? >> the stubborn resistance to the fact that stop and frisk program is unnecessary, unconscionable, and now has been declared unconstitutional is really unfortunate. the numbers, reverend sharpton, as you have consistently pointed out speak for themselves. stop and frisk have nothing to do with the dramatic decline in crime that actually began to take place 20 years ago during the last two years of the dinkins administration. >> that's correct. >> where 1207 and frisk wasn't utilized but a dramatic infusion of the number of police officers that were displayed and put o
with former pentagon official katy mcfarland along with the author of the new book the brotherhood america's next great enemy. joining us tonight. the overthrow of morsi and the onset of violence in cairo has led to erratic and contradictory statements and policies in the response of the white house. many republicans and democrats in congress have been no less a confounding. our chief white house correspondent ed henry. >> just back from vacation obama is immediately facing pressure to deal with a spiraling situation in egypt with chuck hagel declaring the violence must end although he quickly added the administration believes it has little leverage. >> ability to influence the outcome is limited. it is up to the egyptian people. they are a large in great sovereign nation. it will be there responsibility to sort this out. >> key republicans disagree in they say it is time to cut off the 1.$3 billion of military aid provided to egypt each yeer. >> we have no credibility we have influence when you do not use that you do not have it. >> we're not using the hearts and minds of each of you have
america was losing its pull in the middle east. today the saudis proved it because while we're debating whether to pull aid from egypt here the saudis promising them a blank check, and as we cut aid to cairo, riyadh will make up the difference. the saudis want the muslim brotherhood out of egypt just as much as the government-backed military does and they're spare nothing expense to help make it possible and this isn't just about the saudis. israel also supports the crackdown of the military, eric says when it comes to our waning influence, a very sorry state. we have very few in our neighborhood now. bottom line, eric, our friends, quasi-friends, aren't exactly heeding our friendly advice. >> basically our influence in the middle east in egypt in particular, is out the window. as you said, israel, the saudis, jordan, all telling us, please, back the egyptian military. the muslim brotherhood are the original islamic terrorist group. they spawned al qaeda, created hamas. they are inherently antiamerican. so i have to shake my head and pull my hair out, why are we backing this group? a w
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